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Science Hill Inn

525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1100
+1 502-512-3663
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“country ham” (13 reviews)
“biscuits” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have eaten here since being a teen, which is long ago, and always felt it was a true treat. I go now at least 3 times a year. I'm well aware that nothing remains the same through time, but this establishment always seemed to...More

Thank vickib246
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Took my sister here for her birthday this past Sunday. Nice ambience, not overcrowded, and pleasant surroundings. This was first day the restaurant had been open after a break due to operator's health issues. Buffet was somewhat limited since they were just gearing up to...More

Thank Bill C
Science H, Owner at Science Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Bill, thanks so much for dining with us. Appreciate your review and will be adding additional favorite sides as feedback comes in.

Reviewed 25 June 2017

We found ourselves in Shelbyville due to car trouble. Looking for a good lunch, we found the Science Hill. What a treasure. It was such a refreshing stop from the chains, greasy spoons and other places you find along the road. Loved the ambience, and...More

Thank C H
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

A walk back into the old south. Located in a former women's school( 1800's)' the restaurant setting hasn't changed much over the past 50 years, and many of the wait staff have been there almost as long. The food is old south, ranging from the...More

Thank WHR8
Reviewed 28 February 2017

So... I hadn't heard of this place until I was invited here for my father-in-law's birthday lunch. As soon as we walked in the door, we felt as if we had been taken back to pre-Civil War America, not in a good way. The entire...More

9  Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Such a shame. A beautiful setting (19th century building in the center of the historic district), beautifully furnished and decorated. But the food ranged from pretty bad to very good. My wife had a very good side salad, but her main dish was nothing special....More

Thank Gary23
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food at the Science Hill Inn is amazing if you like great Southern cooking. The Ky Hot Brown is especially delicious. Additionally, the atmosphere is so fantastic. The restaurant is set in an 1800's building which housed one of the earliest residential schools for...More

2  Thank 444diane
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Science Hill is the absolute in old South elegance and scrumptious Kentucky fare. The service staff treat you like royalty and the food is on a par with culinary hierarchy. Another place to take out of town/state company to show off the best of Shelbyville...More

1  Thank Judy3214
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place. Wonderful food. I love there chicken. It is my favorite. White table cloths. Lovely table setting. After you eat be sure and tour the court yard, and see the silver vault. And all the rooms that are full of antiques....More

1  Thank Opal G
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I have driven past this place many times, wondering what it was. When someone told me about it I was anxious to check it out. My friend and I had recently enjoyed a trip to Irish Acres and the Glitz so I thought this would...More

3  Thank Margaret G
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1100
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-512-3663
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